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PROGRAMS

2020

JULY

Guests:

  • Jerry Lebold, Senior Vice President and Manager, BASF's Geismar Site

  • Michael McDuff, Executive Director, Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC)

JUNE

Guests:

  • Dr. Monty Sullivan, President, Louisiana Community and Technical College System

  • Dr. Jim Henderson, President, University of Louisiana System

  • Tom Yura, COO, Cornerstone Chemical

  • Kenny Robison, CEO & Owner, Crest Industries

Guests:

  • Ben Bordelon, President & CEO, Bollinger Shipyards

  • Garret Graves, US Congressman

  • George Swift, President and CEO, Southwest Economic Development Alliance (SWEDA) & Jim Rock, Lake Area Industry Alliance (LAIA)

  • Gifford Briggs, President, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association

  • Jason DeCuir, Chairman, Louisiana Economic Recovery Task Force

Guests:

  • Troy Wayman, President & CEO, One Acadiana

  • Adam Knapp, President & CEO, Baton Rouge Area Chamber

  • Guy Williams, President & CEO, and Gary Littlefield, Baton Rouge Market President, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust

Guests:

  • Dr. Loren Scott, Economist

  • John White, Former State Superintendent of Education

  • Heather Cloud, Senator, State of Louisiana

Guests:

  • ​Michael Olivier, Committee of 100 for Economic Development and Robert Travis Scott, Public Affairs Research Council

  • Greg Bowser, President & CEO,  Louisiana Chemical Association

  • Stephen Waguespack, President & CEO,  Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)

2019

Guests:

  • Eddie Rispone, Republican Candidate for Governor, State of Louisiana

  • Scott Martinez, President, North Louisiana Economic Partnership​​

  • Dr. Jim Henderson, President, University of Louisiana System

Guests:

  • ​​Adam Knapp, President and CEO, Baton Rouge Area Chamber

  • Chris Meaux, Founder and CEO, WAITR and the WAITR App

  • Andy Dupuy, Chief Executive Officer, Brown & Root

  • Fred McManus, Chief Operating Officer, Brown & Root

  • Greg Bowser, President, Louisiana Chemical Association

Guests:

  • Billy Nungesser, Lt. Governor, State of Louisiana

  • ​Troy Wayman, President and CEO, One Acadiana

  • John White, State Superintendent of Education, Louisiana Department of Education

  • Dr. Monty Sullivan, President, LCTCS

Guests:

  • Brandon Landry, Walk-On's

  • Stacey Gautreau, and Tommy Faucheaux, Dow Louisiana

  • ​Jennifer Wilkerson, Director of Marketing, NCCER BYF and Kayleen McCabe, Television Personality

  • Dawn Starns, State Director, National Federation of Independent Business

  • Joe Alleva, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics, LSU

Guests:

  • Stephen Perry, President and CEO, New Orleans & Company

  • ​Dr. Girard Melancon, Vice Chancellor of Workforce Solutions, BRCC

  • Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO, Louisiana Association for Business and Industry (LABI)

2018

Guests:

  • ​Jennifer Wilkerson, Director, NCCER

  • Kayleen McCabe, Contractor and DIY Network Personality

Guests:

  • Gregg Gothreaux, President & CEO, LaFayette Economic Development Authority

  • ​Dr. Jim Henderson, President, University of Louisiana System

Guests:

  • ​Dr. Loren Scott, Economist

  • ​​George Swift, President and CEO, Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

  • Garret Graves, United States Representatives, Louisiana's 6th Congressional District

Guests:

  • Barry Erwin, President & CEO, Council for a Better Louisiana

  • Angela Zeringue, Industrial Plant Manager, ExonnMobil

  • Tim Harris, Industrial Plant Manager, Eastman Chemical

Guests:

  • Greg Bowser, President, Louisiana Chemical Association

  • Stephen Waguespack, President, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

  • Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary of Transportation & Development, State of Louisiana

Guests​:

  • Lance Harris, Chairman of the Legislative Republican Delegation, State of Louisiana

  • ​Jim Bernhard, Founder and Chief Executive, Bernhard Capital Partners

  • Stephanie Cargile, Public and Government Affairs Manager, ExxonMobil

  • Governor John Bel Edwards, State of Louisiana

2017

Guests:

  • Mr. Fred McManus, COO, Brown and Root

  • Michael McDuff, Executive Director, Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors

Guests:

  • Dr. Jim Henderson, President, University of Louisiana System

  • Adam Knapp, President and CEO, Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) 

Guests:

  • Mike Olivier, President and CEO, Committee of 100

  • Dr. Lonnie Luce​, Superintendent, University View Academy

Guest:

  • The Honorable John Bel Edwards, Governor, State of Louisiana

Guests:​​

  • Dr. F. King Alexander, President, LSU System 

  • Billy Nungesser, Lt. Governor, State of Louisiana 

Guests:​​

  • Greg Bowser, President-Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA)

  • Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Transporation and Development

  • Robert Travis Scott, President, Public Affairs Research Council (PARC)

  • Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO, Louisiana Association for Business and Industry (LABI)

2016

Guests:​​

  • Dan Borne, President, LCA/LCIA

  • Loren Scott, Professor Emeritus in Economics, LSU

Guest:​​​

  • Marc Ehrhardt, Executive Director, Grow Louisiana Coalition

Guest:​​

  • John White, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education

Guests:

  • Joe Alleva, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics, LSU

  • Michael Hecht, President and CEO, GNO Inc.

  • Brady Flavin, Agent, State Farm Insurance

Guests:

  • Frank Fink, President, LIDEA

  • Stephen Waguespack, President , LABI

Guests:

  • Earl Heard and Susan Mustafa, Authors, Rock Bottom and Back

  • F. King Alexander, President, LSU

  • Blane Clark and Katherine King, Partners, Kean Miller

Guests:

  • Glynn Fontentot, Plant Manager, Methanex

  • John Kennedy, Treasurer, State of Louisiana

  • Garrett Graves, US Congressman

Guests:

  • Jill Kidder, Co-Executive Director, Louisiana Travel Promotion Association

  • Shawn Smith, President and CEO, Tech Sonic

  • Michael McDuff, Executive Director, Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors

  • Scott Kirkpatrick, Executive Director, CRISIS

Guests:

  • Gregg Gothreaux, President and CEO, Lafayette Economic Development Authority

  • Tom Yura, BASF

  • Jay Dardenne, Louisiana Commissioner of Administration

  • Andy Dupuy, President and CEO, Brown and Root

  • Julie Stokes, Representative, State of Louisiana

Guests:

  • Adam Knapp, President & CEO, Baton Rouge Area Chamber

  • Dr. Monty Sullivan, President, Louisiana Community and Technical Colelge System

  • Dan Borne, President, Louisiana Chemical Association

  • Stephen Waguespack, President, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

Guests:​

  • LeAnn Wilson, ACTE

  • John Dias, Executive Director, United Way St. Charles Parish

  • Stephen Moret

  • Mike Strain, Department of Agriculture and Forestry, State of Louisiana

  • Adam Knapp

  • Loren Scott

  • Don Briggs, President, LOGA

  • Stephen Waguespack, LABI

  • Melissa Landry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

NOVEMBER

Guests:

  • Jay Dardenne, Lt. Governor, State of Louisiana

  • Christel Slaughter, Louisiana Workforce Education Intiative

  • Dr. Harder, Chancellor, South Louisiana Community College

OCTOBER

Guests:

  • Tom Schedler, Secretary of State, State of Louisiana

  • Bryan Greenwood, Associate State Director, LSBDC

SEPTEMBER

Guests:

  • Dr. Ronald Mason, President, Southern University System

  • Carey Guglielmo, AST Marketing

AUGUST

Guest:

  • Paul Aucoin, Executive Director, Port of South Louisiana

JULY

Guests:

  • Chas Roemer, Chairman, BESE

  • Stephen Moret, Scretary, Louisiana Economic Devleopment

  • Dr. Dale Doty, Chanceloor, RPCC

  • Jeff Lynn, Executive Director, Louisiana FastStart

JUNE

Guests:

  • Chas Roemer, Chairman, BESE

  • Stephen Moret, Scretary, Louisiana Economic Devleopment

  • Dr. Dale Doty, Chanceloor, RPCC

  • Jeff Lynn, Executive Director, Louisiana FastStart

MAY

Guests:

  • Gary Littlefield, Market President, Gulf Coast Bank and Trust

  • Daniel Groves, CURT/Construction Labor Martket Analyzer

  • Dr. Monty Sullivan, President, Louisiana Community and Technical College System

  • General Ron Richard, President and CEO, Tiger Athletic Foundation

  • Glynn Fontenot, Plant Manager, Methanex

APRIL

​Guests:

  • Tony Duplechin, Director, Capital Area Groundwater Conservation Commission

  • Earl Heard, CEO and Founder, BIC Alliance

  • Dr. F. King Alexander, President, LSU System

  • Gregg Gothreaux, President and CEO, Lafayette Economic Development Authority

MARCH

​Guests:

  • Andre Champagne, Founder and CEO, Hollywood Trucks and Scene Magazine

  • Dr. Sandra Woodley, President, University of Louisiana System

  • Eduardo do Val, Site Leader, Dow-Louisiana Operations

FEBRUARY

​Guests:

  • Joe Alleva, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics, LSU

  • Brandon Landry, Partner, Last In Concepts

  • John White, Superintendent, Louisiana Department of Education

  • Michael Hecht, President and CEO, Greater New Orleans, Inc.

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